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start of 2013. there are some critical issues to be resolved. for more, let's go to cbs reporter tara mergener. >> reporter: after a couple of brutal days on capitol hill, the "fiscal cliff" deal is finally done. but neither side got everything they wanted. after months of debating and back room deals, congress has passed a bill which will pull the country back from the "fiscal cliff." >> on this vote. yeas are 257, the nays 167. >> reporter: it extends bush- era tax rates for every american making less than $400,000 and couples who make less than $450,000. it delays for two months a 110 billion-dollar across the board spending cuts. >> i'd like to be speaking for this bill. but i can't. >> reporter: 151 republicans, including eric cantor, the number 2 ranking house member, voted against the bill because it doesn't address spending. >> what we're really doing is
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raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. >> reporter: president obama has promised to work with congress to find more spending cuts in the future. but he urge them not to play politics with the debt limit. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner has warned congress the country is just a few months away from defaulting on its loans for the first time in u.s. history. >> the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: but many republican congressmen say the debt limit debate is the last chance for them to secure the deep spending cuts necessary to pay down our nation's debt. the bill now goes to president obama for signature. back to you. >> thank you. our other big story the
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weather this morning. it could be the coldest morning of the week. let's get a first look at weather with meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> we have some very dry air outside. temperatures plummetting right now. we have freeze warnings up in the north bay valleys. and frost advisories inside the bay in toward the santa clara valley so a cold start to the day. these temperatures running down in the 20s and some mid-30s. waking up to some widespread frost outside. if you are heading out the door this morning, grab your jacket. it is going to be chilly. temperatures right now 27 degrees in santa rosa. 30 in livermore. 34 degrees in san jose. and 30 degrees in the napa valley. only moderating as you approach the coastline, 45 into san francisco. high pressure giving us clear air and dry conditions. the storm track well to the north. that's going to play out over the next few days and chilly mornings ahead here. and then the temperatures by the afternoon generally running only into the 50s. especially cool in the east bay, temperatures only in the low 50s, as well. that's a look at weather. of course, if you would like to check outer weather online, go
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to cbssf.com for the very latest. back to you >> thank you. as just mentioned it is freezing out there this morning literally. i have a feeling anne makovec just jumped out of her very warm live truck and now she is feeling the freeze literally in san raphael. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning, luckily i remembered all my cold weather gear here. i just got back from a trip to wisconsin. so it doesn't seem so bad. but it is around 30 degrees right now here in san raphael. there is a freeze warning in effect for the entire north bay. you can see the frost on the ground here behind me. we'll give you a closer look. there is a frost advisory in effect for the shoreline and santa clara valley. frost kills sensitive plants. hopefully yours are covered. today is a "spare the air" day, as well. that's because the cold weather forces tiny particles of pollution in the air close to the ground. and then there's really not a lot of wind. so those particles stay close
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to the ground making it tough for some people to breathe. a "spare the air" alert means no burning is allowed indoors or outdoors including wood or any other solid fuel. >> what do you do when it gets that cold at night? >> i stay home and turn the fire please on and i can turn it on because it's gas. >> you're not worried about "spare the air." >> no, i don't have to. we changed that a long time ago. >> reporter: now, if you are caught violating this "spare the air" alert, well, it could cost you up to $500 for your first offense. for your first offense, new this year you have an option to take a wood smoke awareness class to avoid that fine. but that sounds like a real hassle, kind of like traffic school. so i would advise not burning wood if you can help it. live in san rafael, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. a big water main break in hayward causing problems already for morning commuters. here's a live look from the
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scene right now right next to the jackson street off-ramp by highway 92. get right to gianna franco with the latest. >> reporter: thank you, elizabeth. we are looking at live pictures from chopper 5. again, this water main break was reported about 4:30 this morning. so it's been gushing water for quite some time. as you can see, they have blocked off portions of jackson at santa clara street. officials are on scene providing traffic control through the area. parts of the roadway are flooded as a result. so they are telling commuters to avoid the area if you can. this is a live look from the ground level from our photographer. you can see that water is still gushing. there is quite a puddle through the area. probably will take some time to clear this out of the way mop up the mess around the area but it's causing problems as you work your way off eastbound 92. i just checked in withing had healthcare and they are saying that parts of the right lane on east 92 between 880 and santa clara are also now seeing some flooding. so be careful there if you are heading off to the right side. if you exit jackson street off the east 92 area, one lane is shut down because of the flooding so it may start causing a bit of a backup
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through there, jackson street busy for the morning commute. this is in hayward. so avoid the area if you can. we'll continue to keep you updated on this and when lanes open. elsewhere, we are seeing some backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are still off but you can see in those cash lanes, traffic is slow-and-go. some extra volume up the incline, as well. jumping to the maps, a new trouble spot to report in pittsburg on surface street blocking lanes at willow pass road and solano avenue an injury accident in the area. back to you. >> thank you. time now 6:07. two people are dead after a driver crashed a car while trying to get away from police in san francisco's mission district. officers tried to pull over the chevy impala because it matched the description of a car connected to shots fired at a san francisco housing project. >> as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections colliding with the white vehicle that is now
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come to rest at the portal of the store. >> that crash killed the driver of the other car and a pedestrian at 21st street and south van ness avenue. officers arrested the suspect, who was injured in the crash. police say they did find a gun inside his car. another drowning on the marin county coast. the third in just the last few days. it all happened at point reyes beach. a man was swept out to sea from north beach shortly after noon yesterday. that man was walking with his wife and their dog when a sneaker wave knocked him into the surf. while witnesses rushed to help the woman and dog get out of the water, the man was carried away. the coast guard and other agencies launched a search in the waves that were bigger than normal. >> while that was happening, either the dog was trying to be rescued by the husband or he was trying to assist with her. and he was swept out and they were unable to get him. >> it was about three hours later when a helicopter crew spotted the man's body. last week a father and son drowned when they were swept
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off the shore near the golden gate bridge. a vigil in fremont to honor the 23-year-old new delhi woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten. the vigil last night at the hindu temple was one of many all around the world. organizers say they wanted to express solidarity with indian- americans, the family of the victim and india in mourning the loss. meanwhile in india, thousands have taken to the streets in the two weeks since the brutal attack to protest the crime. six men have been arrested and charged with murder. and 7 people were killed in northwest pakistan when gunmen ambushed a van. the victims were five female teachers and two health workers. the teachers were on the way home from a community center when the gunmen stopped the van, pulled a young boy from the vehicle, and then opened fire. that attack happened in the same conservative province where taliban gunmen tried to assassinate a pakistani schoolgirl who spoke out against them. a court appearance is scheduled today in a south bay
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murder case. at least one of the four people accused of killing a millionaired in monte sereno home is due in court this afternoon. meanwhile the "mercury news" reports the victim had been accused of trying to hide millions of dollars from creditors. contra costa county residents they may pay more for water this year. a proposal plans to raise rates 3.5%. it goes before the contra costa water district board tonight. that meeting is open to the public. it starts at 6:30 tonight at the district headquarters in concord. also if you want to check out, this is the last day of operations for san francisco museum before it picks up and moves. the exploratorium closes for good at the end of the business day at its current location near the palace of fine arts. it has been there for 43 years. that museum will reopen at a new location on san francisco's embarcadero april 17th. so if you want to check out history, once again, last day. time now 6:10. a step forward today from
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students and teachers in the sandy hook shooting. justin bieber calling for change this morning. how a photographer was killed chasing the pop star's ferrari. and the rose bowl turns cardinal. how stanford beat wisconsin for a win 40 years in the making. . no more paper li [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. to say get well to your loved ones. ♪ this came for you, mommy. [ female announcer ] but it takes the touch of kleenex® brand, america's softest tissue, to turn a gesture into a complete gift of care.
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he really wants to hear those three little words: chevron with techron. care for your car. cincinnati. a surveillance camera shows the suspect attacking a busine welcome back. two homeless men rescued a robbery victim in downtown cincinnati. a surveillance camera shows the suspect attacking a businessman monday. that man just took out some cash from an atm, then two homeless men jumped in and stopped a suspect from punching the victim. and they helped police find the suspect when he ran away. he was arrested and now faces charges of robbery. let's go right to gianna with traffic. she has been busy following a water main break in hayward.
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what's the latest? >> it's still a mess out there, elizabeth. in fact, lanes are still blocked in hayward. you're looking from eye live shot here from our photographer, who has been there all morning. check this out. lots of puddling around the area so water has been gushing. jackson is a busy street through hayward so this is jackson at santa clara. lanes are shut down. live pictures from chopper 5. there's a couple of lanes on the left-hand side there on the east direction of jackson where traffic is able to get through. looks like westbound moving a lot better, but most of santa clara is completely shut down because of this. and, you know, it is causing problems on 92, as well. chp has issued a traffic alert because of this. eastbound 92 as you work your way on the jackson street off- ramp, we are getting word of that right lane still completely shut down because of the flooding. also, east 92 at santa clara between there and 880, reports of flooding actually on the freeway itself. looks like there's some drainage blockages there, as well. so that's causing a bit of a mess in the area so avoid it if
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you can. elsewhere on the bay bridge, you can see in our live look here that traffic is not too bad. no metering lights just yet. typically they are turned on around 6:00. most of the cash lanes are slow. extra volume southbound 101 but no brakes through san jose. 280 looks good as you work your way through downtown san jose. 880/237, if you are connecting there, over to 101, you can see traffic is seeing a few extra cars on the roadway but still no delays. everything pretty much in the green there morning. and as you work your way through pittsburg, just a heads up, there is an accident willow pass road and solano avenue blocking lanes. and we are seeing brake lights as you work your way through the altamont pass. a freezing start to the day in most of the bay area. may have to chisel ice off the windshield. these temperatures really taking a nosedive down into the 20s in some of the valleys right now. 27 in santa rosa. 27 also in fairfield. 29 in the napa valley.
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and 29 degrees in concord. you get the idea, a cold start tort morning and by the afternoon, we'll start to warm up but not a heat wave. we'll keep temperatures fairly cool. plan on lots of sunshine by the afternoon, some dry days are ahead as high pressure now is taking over. that means we are going to see those nice cold mornings over the next few days and dry weather continuing at least into the first part of the weekend as the storm track going to stay we'll to the north of the bay area. but that changes as we head in toward sunday. flying out or expecting anybody in today? we have no delays expected at sfo. lots of sunshine. temperatures if the mid-50s by the afternoon. around the country it will be chilly in spots only 36 degrees in denver for a high. 30 in chicago. 32 degrees in new york. around the bay today, we'll find temperatures in the 50s in toward the san jose area. 57 degrees there. 54 in union city. and 55 degrees in smooth. east bay temperatures going to stay cool. highs only in the low 40s in most places. and then you get inside the bay those temperatures moderate,
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mid-50s into oakland. 53 san francisco. and 56 in santa rosa. colt mornings next couple of days, afternoon not too bad, cloudy toward the weekend, slight chance of showers on sunday. then back to dry weather as we head toward the beginning of next week. that is a look at weather, liz both. back to you. >> 27 degrees. ouch. freezing! thank you, lawrence. today students from connecticut's sandy hook elementary school are getting a tour of their new temporary campus. tomorrow will be their first day back to class since a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at their regular campus. classes will now be held in the town of monroe that's just a few miles away from newtown. desks have been brought to the campus as have backpacks and other belongings students left behind. pennsylvania governor tom corbett says he plans to suit ncaa in connection with the jerry sandusky scandal. it has to do with sanctions the ncaa handed down to penn state university after the former assistant football coach was convicted of child molestization.
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the sanctions include a $60 million fine to help finance child abuse prevention programs. only 25% is earmarked for pennsylvania programs. corbett says all the money should go to the causes within the state. well, justin bieber is calling for new laws to protect celebrities and photographers following a crash that killed a paparazzo. officers say the 29-year-old photog was snapping photos of bieber's white ferrari during a traffic stop in l.a. last night when another car hit him. police say bieber was not in his sports car at the time, but the singer said in a statement that he is praying for the family of the victim. >> i just came to pay my respects and becauses of a great kid. he was just a kid. i know some people will say, another crazy paparazzo trying to make the money. actually he was not a paparazzo. he was just another kid from new mexico. >> miley cyrus weighed in on the crash via twitter. she compared it to the fatal
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crash of princess diana. it is now 6:19. stanford smelling the roses. the emotional reaction to the team's first rose bowl win in 40 years. and one moment stole the show at the rose parade. how a soldier pulled off a pretty amazing surprise on his wife and his son. >> frosty start to the day in the bay area. headed to the high country? the roads looking nice and clear and skiing, wow, all that snow up there! 132" on the ground in boreal, partly cloudy skies this afternoon, and partly cloudy this weekend in kirkwood 94" on the ground there, plenty of packed powder. how about squaw valley? 121" on the ground. no new snow. but there's still plenty up there. we'll have the rest of your weather when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this morning the temperatures in the 20s and 30s in the bay area. widespread frost and freeze expected. we have warmer days coming up. we'll talk about that coming up. >> chopper 5, developing situation out of hayward a water main break has parts of jackson street shut dunn as you come off the eastbound 92 so delays around there. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. thank you. play of the day for the outback bowl. south carolina's clowney was not clowning around when he hit michigan's vincent smith. smith lost his helmet and the ball. and it was clowney who recovered the fumble. the gamecocks beat the wolverines 33-28. a four decade rose bowl drought is over for stanford's football team. the cardinal took an early 7-0 lead over wisconsin. kelsey young scored on a 16- yard reverse play on stanford's opening drive. their next possession, stanford scored again making it 14-0. the badgers also got two
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touchdowns in the first half. but stanford won it 20-14. >> we knew this was going to be a battle and for us, we wouldn't expect it any other way. this is the way we've played all year. we know it's going to be tight and close and at the end of the game, we're going to fend a way to win. that's what our guys do. >> stanford -- stan word won 8 in a row and finished the season 12-2. a little boy got a special surprise before the game delivered to him on a rose parade float. >> oh, how beautiful. >> eric pazz is an army sergeant serving in afghanistan. he was reunited with his wife and 4-year-old son a whole month before his discharge date. pazz was nominated and selected to ride atop the k-9s for courage float and see his family for the first time in 7 months. >> there's no words to describe it. i really am thankful that they
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chose my husband too and it's overwhelming. >> pazz's wife was told she won an all expenses trip to the rose parade through a military- only contest. cool stuff. well, it is 6:26. coming up, a bizarre standoff in the south bay. how police stopped a naked man with a samurai sword. >> and down to the wire. congress pulls the country back from the "fiscal cliff." why most americans will still see a smaller paycheck. >> it is downright freezing in some parts of the bay area! we have warnings and advisories and we'll run them down for you coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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american people. we have heeded their call once again to work together in a bipartisan way. >> a "fiscal cliffhanger" now a done deal. but more money battles lie ahead. >> i'm unwilling to gag down a deal that's they sent over here that's unacceptable. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >> freezing temperatures outside now out the door, temperatures really plummetting. >> a man is swept out to sea trying to rescue his dog. >> a park ranger says this time of year the water in the low 50s and hypothermia can set in within machines. >> never want to start the year that way. >> reporter: fleeing from police a crash kills two innocent bystanders. >> i heard the boom and then i heard all the cars. >> credit card hacked at a bay area bar. >> i got these charges on my account which was saying that i recently charged money in mexico, dubai and england. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald
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good morning, it is wednesday, january 2. i'm elizabeth wenger. frank and michelle are both off this morning. time now 6:31. it came down to a late-night vote on capitol hill. but the house has approved a senate bill aimed at preventing across the board budget cuts and tax hikes. once president obama signs the bill it will take effect retroactively to the start of the new year. for more, let's go to cbs reporter tara mergener live from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. the standoff over the "fiscal cliff" is finally over. now, many republicans and even some democrats did not like this bill but enough ultimately relented. after months of debating and back room deals, congress has passed a bill which will pull the country back from the
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"fiscal cliff." >> on this vote the yeas are 287, nays 167. >> reporter: couples who make less than $450,000 and people who make $400,000 will not have tax hikes and delays $110 billion across-the-board spending cuts for two months. >> i can't speak for the bill. >> reporter: 151 republicans including eric cantor the number 2 ranking house member voted against the bill because it doesn't address spending. >> what we're really doing is raises taxes to give the president more money to spend. >> reporter: president obama has promised to work with congress to find more spending cuts in the future. but he urged them not to play politics with the nation's debt limit. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner has warned congress the country is just a few months away from defaulting on its loans for the first time
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in u.s. history. >> the consequences for the entire global competent would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: but many republican congressmen say the debt limit debate is the last chance for them to secure the deep spending cuts necessary to pay down our nation's debt. and the billion now goes to president obama for signature. elizabeth? >> and tara, a lot of people are angry this morning with something that the house didn't actually deal with, an aid bill to help all those victims of hurricane sandy. what's up with that? >> reporter: well, it was a huge hurricane relief bill for those victims $60.4 billion. and the senate passed it on friday. so the house is also expected to do the same before all this was over. instead, they did not do that. and lawmakers, especially ones from new york, are furious! with house speaker john boehner.
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but a spokesman for the house speaker has said he is committed to getting that bill passed later this month. in the meantime, that's causing heated talk here on capitol hill. >> i'm sure as they have run out of time. tara mergener live in washington, thank you. well, the u.s. stock markets just opened minutes ago after most major overseas markets enjoyed positive days if the response to the house passage of the fiscal bill. our dow was up about 221 points, 13,325. we'll have the latest on this with ashley morrison and more from the rest of the business world coming up in 10 minutes. our other big story the weather. it's been chilly here in the bay area. so we sent cbs 5 reporter anne makovec out in it. she is feeling the freeze in san rafael. good morning, anne. >> reporter: it is very chilly. now, i did just check with our weather producer, and he said it is 34 right now in san rafael. but the bank here behind me
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says that it is 28 degrees if that will pop up again so p.m. line very chilly. definitely is in the 20s to our north here. there is a freeze warning in effect for the north bay and frost advisory until 9 a.m. for the shoreline and the santa clara valley. this is some of the frost on the ground we found here in san rafael this morning. and frost can kill sensitive plants outside, so hopefully yours are already covered up. today is also a "spare the air" day. that is because the cold weather forces tiny particles of pollution in the air close to the ground. and then the lack of wind keeps those particles there. and that makes it tough for some people to breathe. a "spare the air" alert means no burning is allowed indoors or outdoors including wood or any other solid fuel. >> it creates unhealthy conditions, unhealthy breathing kings. and so for people who have respiratory conditions it can trigger an asthma attack. it can trigger very distressed breathing. >> reporter: the fine is high
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for a "spare the air" violation. if you are caught burning, it cost you $500. now, new this year, there's also available a wood smoke awareness class they call it. it's kind of like traffic school for "spare the air" violators. so your best bet, just avoid allen martin together and don't burn today. live in san rafael, anne makovec, cbs 5. i love those bank thermometers. they are usually off a bit. there's one in walnut creek in a heat wave usually says it's about 122! folks, around the bay area no getting around it, it is cold outside this morning. we have freezing temperatures and freeze warnings up in much of the north bay even some frost advisories inside the bay. got those cold temperatures out there in the 20s and mid-30s. waking up to some widespread frost all around the bay area. probably going to have to chisel some ice off your windshield. beautiful shot over the bay right now. nice and clear. high pressure sitting overhead. and that's allowing these temperatures to really drop off. 29 degrees right now in
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concord. it is 40 degrees though in oakland. 34 in san jose. and 27 degrees in santa rosa. i think as we look toward the afternoon we'll find plenty of sunshine. the temperatures not too bad. 57 degrees in san jose. 57 also in cupertino and 56 degrees in morgan hill. as you look toward the east bay those temperatures will be cooler, highs only in the low 50s in most spots there. get inside the bay, those will moderate a little bit. mid-50s into alameda and oakland. and about 53 degrees in san francisco. all right. let's check the roadways now with gianna. >> all right, lawrence, thank you very much. we are going back out to chopper 5 this morning a live look at the skin at jackson and santa clara in hayward. we are dealing with water main break that's still gushing water. it's been in effect since 4:30 this morning so it's been there for quite some time. they have lanes shut in both directions of jackson mostly affecting eastbound traffic as you work your way off the 92 connector there into hayward where 92 ends through there. so santa clara looks like lanes are completely blocked there
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for the most part. so it is a busy area so avoid that area new can. one lane is still open on that eastbound side. now let's jump to the bay bridge where the metering lights are now on. haven't seen that in a while and traffic is backing up through there, slow up the incline, as well. westbound 580 slow-and-go through 680. >> thank you. two people are dead in san francisco after a driver crashed a car while all trying to avoid police. officers tried to pull over the chevrolet impala because it matched the description of a car connected to shots fired at a san francisco housing project. >> as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections colliding with the white vehicle that is now come to rest at the portal of the store. >> the crash killed the driver of the other car and a pedestrian at 21st and south van ness avenue. officers arrested the suspect who was injured at the crash.
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police say at the did find a gun inside his car. other bay area headlines we're following now. san jose police say they may have prevented a mass killing when they arrested a naked man armed with a sword. officers and a mentally disturbed man were in a standoff for two hours yesterday morning at vta's bascomb light rail station. investigators say the man had an assault rifle in his truck which police were able to retrieve during the standoff. low income children in san francisco may apply for free muni passes starting today. they are accepting applications online. free rides start march 1. the program is expected to last for 16 months. some downtown san francisco streets may be closed today as work resumes on that central subway project. work was halted near union square six weeks ago to make it easier or shoppers. now that the holidays are over, the work will start up again for their closing stockton streak between geary and ellis
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streets. to imknew 6:39. coming up -- time now, 6:39. coming up, how one deer at a bay area bar wound up costing hundreds of dollars. plus a million-dollar robbery at the paris apple store. why police say the thieves had the perfect plan. and a big surge on the dow this morning. looks like it's up more than 200 already. we'll get an update from ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com coming up.
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hi. thanks for joining me up here. >> how are you? >> fine, an you? >> good. it's a little cold. >> i noticed when i opened the door it was chilly. >> you have to chisel ice. very cold in spots. freeze warnings are up in the north bay valleys as we are expecting very cold temperatures there. how about 27 as elizabeth mentioned in santa rosa? 27 in fairfield. 34 degrees now in san rafael. we have some 20s now into the
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concord area. and even 30s inside the bay. so you'll find frost inside the bay, as well. toward the afternoon mostly sunny skies, still seeing cool temperatures in spots especially in the east bay but dry ahead as high pressure is taking over for a few and that will send the jet stream well to the north. no threat of storms yet although on sunday we may see a system skim by and that could bring a few showers to the bay area. but for now high pressure holding on for clear days and cold nights and chilly temperatures especially in the high country. 38 degrees in lake tahoe but tons of snow up there. 42 yosemite. 50 into the central valley. may be 60 in monterey bay under mostly sunny skies. around the bay temperatures in the 50s. 57 san jose. 52 pacifica. low 50s into the east bay. and mid-50s into much of the central bay and the north bay as we'll see lots of sunshine there. and more on the way the next couple of days. a few more clouds toward the weekend. and a slight chance of showers on sunday. let's check traffic now with gianna.
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>> all right. it continues to be a very busy situation as you work your way through hayward this morning. i'm going to show you live shots. this is at jackson street and santa clara street right as you come off the 92 connector on jackson into downtown hayward. a water main break reported about 4:30 this morning has lanes completely shut down in areas around there. you can see live from chopper 5 here it's causing quite a mess through the area. they have a traffic control in effect around the area so use an all the in a. avoid it if you can. so use an alternate. jackson is a busy street for the morning commute. not a lot of delays yet. only one lane is open off 92 on jackson. looks like we have reports of 92 itself some flooding on the eastbound side over in the right lane so hopefully they are getting things mopped up through there but traffic is still busy. 92 both directions not a lot of problems westbound clear working your way into foster city this morning. bay bridge toll plaza, metering
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lights are on. but not a big backup. very quiet there. clear up the incline into san francisco. no delays on the lower deck out of san francisco as you head into oakland. other live shots 580, 680 both directions not too bad. westbound 580 seeing a few brake lights out of the altamont pass out of tracy into livermore, better towards the 680 interchange. no trouble eastbound. 101 at mckee in the south bay no accidents or delays to report. elizabeth. >> looks like a lot of people still have the morning off. thank you. the "fiscal cliff" bill in washington is making stock markets happy. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com is checking the first session of the new year. looks like we're seeing a surge to start. good morning. >> reporter: we certainly are. good morning to you, elizabeth. and happy new year, everyone. news of the "fiscal cliff" agreement gave asian markets a big boost this morning. hong kong's hang seng gained almost 3% while the kospi added 2%. tokyo's nikkei was closed.
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wall street is liking the "fiscal cliff" deal. the dow is up by 225 points. the nasdaq is also soaring up 70 points at this time. while investors are reacting positively to the deal, it is going to result in less money in your paycheck. washington leaders decide toddies continue the social security tax cut enacted two years ago. the so-called payroll tax will rise from 4.2% to 6.2%. that means a person making $50,000 a year will see about $1,000 more taken from his paycheck. and the bill headed to president obama also contains a provision averting the dairy cliff. the legislation extends part of the 2008 farm bill through september and expiration of federal dairy programs could have resulted in milk prices doubling within a few weeks. so it's a good thing we also averted the dairy cliff. i think everything from now on should just have a cliff after
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it so it's more dramatic. >> totally, yeah, i know. ashley, a little hollywood news in here? hugh hefner is a married man now? >> reporter: yes. here he goes again down the aisle. the 86-year-old founder of the playboy empire married 26-year- old former playmate crystal harris on new year's eve. harris broke the engagement in 2011. but i guess she changed her mind. if you haven't figured out, there is a 60 year age difference between the two of them. best of luck to them. there they go. >> i'm holding off judgment. young love. >> well. 26 and 86. yeah. a little bit of everything there. all right. ashley morrison, live for us this morning, thank you. happy new year. a bay area bar has been targeted by credit card thieves. the thefts involve customers of e.j. phair of concord. hundreds of people who used credit cards in september, october and november became victims.
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the credit cards racked up charges around the world. >> i got these charges on my account which was saying that i recently carjacked money in mexico, dubai and england. >> trying to figure out where it's coming from but it was everywhere. there was no way to track it. >> investigators think the cards were compromised by a sophisticated hard-to-track worm that hackers let loose. it may have been through the system wi-fi. the victims have been reimbursed by thank banks. thieves pulled off a picture-perfect robbery in an apple store in paris. four armed robbers broke into the store and made off with more than a million dollars worth of merchandise. ipads, iphones, macs. they apparently got in through a back entrance, stuffed everything into a van and disappeared into the night. police say the thieves timed it to coincide with new year's eve celebrations when they assumed officers were distracted. a lot of people have surveillance equipment at their homes but a florida man didn't need that to catch a thief at his home. a pilot who just happened to be
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flying over his glades county home on sunday noticed an unfamiliar truck in his driveway. a man peering into his windows. >> right in front of us with us making a tight circle around our property here, watching him from the air and he was clearly looking at us several times looked up. >> from the air he followed his own trailer for a while before contacting authorities. now a suspect is in custody charged with grand theft. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." we're joined by norah o'donnell from new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, elizabeth. from capitol hill to the white house we're covering all angles of the deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and we'll talk with a republican congressman about whose taxes may be going up and why there were no spending cuts. also, the ceo of weight watchers joins us here in the new year to talk about the business of weight loss. and his own personal battle of
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the bulge. and then there's some new technology that developers claim could end drunk driving. so lots of news ahead so we'll see you in just about 10 minutes. >> we will. thank you, nora. "cbs this morning" starts here at 7:00. want to save more money this year? you probably do. cbs 5 reporter julie watts says there are three easy tricks to keep your new year's resolutions. reporter: as you plunk down a couple of bucks for that cup of coffee. >> probably two or three times a day. >> reporter: or pay more for lunch. >> typically around bucks. >> reporter: ask yourself, do you make more than $90 an hour? that's what you need to earn to reasonably afford eating out five days a week. >> it's not worth the hassle for me to prepare lunch. if it costs me another $1,000 at the end of the year it's worth it. >> reporter: tip number one, according to personal finance experts, you could save around $1,000 a year if you brew your own coffee or brown bag it. >> you think about the taxes that you have to pay and your regular just day-to-day living expenses like your pg&e bill and your cell phone bill and all of
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that the $90 an hour really gets eaten away quickly. >> reporter: which brings us to tip 2. save, save, save. according to the united states federal reserve, americans on average only save 3.6% of their income. what we should be saving upwards of 10%. and if you are counting on social security, plan on socking away 12 times your current income too. because getting old can get expensive. >> i have seen clients pay upwards of $13,000 a month for round the clock care in their homes. it's very expensive. >> reporter: and then there's housing. bringing us to tip number 3. you shouldn't spend more than 25 percent of your income on where you live. a tall order here in the bay area. but keeping this rule of thumb in mind might help you stash some cash into your 401(k) or ira. >> cheers! >> reporter: this couple rents two bedrooms of their home to offset their mortgage and help them reach their financial
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goals. >> stay in the house and retire here and burn that mortgage paper. >> reporter: and they talk money every saturday in an effort to track their progress. >> we're acutely aware of what's in our accounts and when we decide to use credit. >> reporter: a small price to pay for peace of mind and the more prosperous future. in campbell, julie watts, cbs 5. and one of your resolutions may be too lose weight. turns out sugar substitutes may be causing you to overeat. a new study shows fructose can trigger certain brain changes. yale scientists studied people who finished sweet drinks with fructose and found brains don't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple sugars are consumed. all right. time now is 6:53. coming up we'll have a final check of your top stories. plus, how a rose bowl win means
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dance class, shopping, and more. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. this morning. checking our top stories... new fiscal bill is all set go... once it gets the signe of president obama. late welcome back. i'm elizabeth wenger. frank and michelle are off. checking our top stories now, a new fiscal bill is set to go once it gets the signature of president obama. late last night the house passed the bill which the senate approved less than 24 hours earlier. president obama plans to sign it in hawaii, where we understand he just returned moments ago to resume his family vacation. the bill addresses some of the nation's divisive fiscal issues but otherrishes still are yet to be resolved. we continue to following developing news this morning. fire and public works crews are still working on water main breaks in hayward. these are live pictures from chopper 5. you can see they had to shut down lanes of traffic
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on jackson street right there near the highway 92 off-ramp. police tell us the water has not damaged any properties so far. according to officers on scene the water may be capped now in under 30 minutes. so that's great news there. a lot of folks have had the day off and that's good news because it's chilly outside. >> it is cold. stay inside with a blanket and turn up the heater. very cold turbulence outside right now -- very cold conditions out sight ride now. i used to love love to slide across the lawn on the ice. it was a good time with my brother. no broken legs. [ laughter ] >> very cold temperatures, 20s in the valleys, 30s inside the bay. this afternoon lots of sunshine temperatures in the 50s so cool. going to see some cold mornings over the next few days but staying dry maybe some showers as we head in toward sunday, gianna. >> traffic has been okay for the most part this morning at least on the roads. here's a look at the san mateo
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bridge where so far no major snags to report into foster city. eastbound again as you head towards jackson where that water main break is you might see slight delays off the freeway. elsewhere bay bridge metering lights were turned on but there's no traffic. traffic is quiet. in fact, a little sluggish up the incline but overall a nice ride into san francisco. let's jump to our maps. we have an accident south 880 past fruitvale blocking one lane. >> thank you. i guess a the although of folks taking a few -- i guess a lot of folks taking a few days off to continue their holiday. madison, wisconsin, has to pay up on its game day bet to palo alto. the palo alto mayor and madison's mayor agreed to a friendly wager last month. the cardinal beat the badgers 20-14 yesterday. now madison will have to plant a tree in honor of palo alto. i told you i could accomplish something more than a tree. >> what's this? me sliding across the lawn. >> look at you. >> just a snapshot.
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>> still do it now, too. frank will be back tomorrow. michelle next week. have a great morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, january 2nd, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." congress approves a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, but sets up a new confrontation in a couple of months. so how will it affect you and wall street? nerves are on edge in southern alaska after an oil rig full of fuel runs aground in a storm. packing on a few pounds this holiday season might not have been a bad thing. new study on weight gain. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> the motion is adopted without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. >> congress passes a fiscal
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